I was asked by someone which SQL Server version a server was running and was surprised when my DBA colleague said to run a stored procedure I had never heard of. I had not thought that there would be more than one way as the usual method I used below was so simple I didn’t think that there would be a need for another method. I then did a deep dive of all the different ways I could find out the version of SQL Server I was running and have included them below.
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Use the following script .
That is the script which I would use and I think is pretty much the most commonly used method within the SQL Server community.
Within the SQL logs the current version will be listed when the log was last cycled.
Originally published at https://parvtheitgeek.com on January 13, 2014.